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How to Strikethrough on Google Sheets [Easiest Way in 2024]

May 8, 2024

In this article we will show you how to strikethrough on Google Sheets. We also explain how to easily do this with the strikethrough shortcut. Simply follow the steps below:

How to Strikethrough on Google Sheets Using the File Menu

1. Select the cell containing the text you want to apply a strikethrough on.

Adding a strikethrough in a cell in Google Sheets

Here we will select cell A1 which contains the text “Strike through this”. You can also select cells containing numbers or formulas that you want to apply a strikethrough on.

2. In the File Menu, Go to Format

Using the Format Menu to Add a Strikethrough

3. Select Text > Strikethrough

Selecting Text Formatting Option in Google Sheets

You’ll be able to see other formatting options for your text here as well.

4. Your text will now have a strikethrough

Text with Strikethrough in Google Sheets

Another quicker way to format your text will be using the shortcut for strikethrough which is straight from your keyboard. Here’s an easy guide to help you.

How to Strikethrough in Google Sheets Using the Strikethrough Shortcut

1. Select your cell containing the text you want to format 

Selecting text to strikethrough

Here we will select cell A2 containing “Strike through this too”. Unlike our first example, we will not be going through menus to format this cell.

2. To Strikethrough, Hold Command+Shift+X on Mac and Alt+Shift+5 on Windows

Strikethrough Text Keyboard shortcut for Mac

Strikethrough Text Keyboard Shortcut for Windows

3. The cell you selected will now have a strikethrough.

Text with Strikethrough Format on Google Sheets

TIP: Another simple way to do this is by using the formatting bar in Google Sheets that appears just below the main menu.

The strikethrough text button S will be beside the Italic button. Simply press your cell and then press this button to format your cells quickly.

Strikethrough button in Google Sheets

There are also other formatting methods for your text that you can explore on Google Sheets including formatting your text to Bold, Italic or with Underline. Check out other tutorials here to learn other ways to do so and explore the possibilities of formatting in Google Sheets.

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We hope this article has helped you and given you a better understanding of how to strike through on Google Sheets. You might also like our articles on how to underline text in Google Sheets and how to add error bars in Google Sheets.

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